Elevation

22,493 ft / 6,856 m

#17 in Eastern

#91 in Nepal

Prominence

3,415 ft / 1,041 m

#5 in Eastern

#13 in Nepal

Summits

6 summits

#8 in Eastern

#10 in Nepal

Top climbing months

November   55%

June   22%

February   11%

Most climbed route

via South west Ridge

Class 5

Highlights

  • Nicknamed the "Matterhorn of the Himalayas" for its dramatic, towering summit and impressive aesthetics.
  • Third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions
  • Most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. On the way up, climbers typically set up 3 camps along the ridge in incredible perches with dizzying exposure.

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